Joe Wargo, President/CEO of Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc., has joined the board for Well Aware. Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Austin, Texas that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. They fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities.
At Well Aware, their responsibility to the communities in which they work goes far beyond the drilling of a hole. More than 60 percent of existing water wells in Africa currently do not work. Well Aware’s water systems work and they last because of realistic and responsible planning and collaboration. And, their partner communities are thriving as a result.
Since Well Aware’s first project was implemented in 2010, they have doubled their project capacity every year, and they have growing teams of experts who ensure their projects are completed on time, with integrity, and with the most cost-effective use of donor dollars. Well Aware’s project planning and execution includes thorough technical evaluation and oversight, strategic nonprofit partnerships to further community success, hygiene and sanitation training, and community empowerment and support.
Joe is the President / CEO of a Wireless Integration company called Alpha Omega Wireless. He has over 20 years of technical and sales experience in the technology sector and has held the role as CEO and Vice President of Sales for a technology services and reseller company prior to starting Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
Joe is an active member of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) since May 2011 and is a US Army Veteran that served as a Nuclear Electronics Specialist, on the Pershing II Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile System. Joe holds a B.S. Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Computer Science from Oregon State University, and is also a Certified Wi-Fi Engineer and a Certified Wireless Broadband Engineer.
Joe lives in Austin with his wife Gina and two children. He and his family are active in their church and have a strong belief in giving back and serving others and they currently support an orphanage in Honduras along with 10 other children around the world.
Joe Wargo says, "I wants to take my philanthropy service to a higher level and father reaching impact. I have a strong passion for water and wells ever since we bought our home that is on a well system. I’ve learned the necessity and importance of our own well. I’ve also had a passion for clean and waste water systems from my clients with my company. Yearly my family and I support non-profits that provide clean water well drilling. I am passionate about what Well Aware is doing and believe I could bring my talents to the organization to further Well Aware’s long-term goals.”